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Goals, titles, records: the milestones in Lionel Messi's career

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Lionel Messi is one of the best footballers of all time. He has been part of the first team at FC Barcelona since 2004 and is one record after another. SPOX shows his personal milestones in Barca dress.

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October 16, 2004: Espanyol Barcelona 0-1 FC Barcelona - debut for the future world footballer. He's coming for Deco just before the end.

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May 1, 2005: FC Barcelona 2-0 Albacete - The first goal is a long time coming. Then the time has come - on presentation of Idol Ronaldinho.

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May 17, 2006: FC Barcelona - Arsenal 2-1 - Champions League, final, victory - Messi is still in a bad mood. A metatarsal fracture stops him before the endgame.

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April 18, 2007: FC Barcelona 5-2 Getafe FC - The best goal of his career? Messi dances through Getafe's back line.

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May 2nd, 2009: Real Madrid 2: 6 FC Barcelona - Perhaps the best game of his career! Real is humiliated at the Bernabeu, Messi plays as a false nine.

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May 27, 2009: FC Barcelona 2-0 Manchester United - Three years later, Messi is happy. Champions League victory, he is there and scores 2-0. With your head.

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April 6, 2010: FC Barcelona - Arsenal 4-1 - The Gunners have to feel the disappointment of 2006 again. Messi scores all four goals.

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April 27, 2011: Real Madrid - FC Barcelona 0-2 - the next final. Messi scores twice in Madrid, Mourinho has seen enough.

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March 7, 2012: FC Barcelona - Bayer Leverkusen 7-1 - And Messi goes one better with the Arsenal game. There are five goals against Leverkusen.

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August 29, 2012: Real Madrid - FC Barcelona 2-1 - Vilanova takes over, Barca lose the Supercup. Messi still becomes his club's top Clasico goalscorer.

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December 22, 2012: Real Valladolid 1-3 FC Barcelona - A season of records. Messi scores 91 hits in a calendar year.

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September 27, 2014: FC Barcelona - FC Granada 6-0 - Luis Enrique continues. Career goals 400 and 401 follow.

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October 18, 2014: FC Barcelona - SD Eibar 3-0 - Messi scores befittingly for the tenth anniversary in the Barca shirt.

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June 6, 2015: Juventus - FC Barcelona 1: 3 - Together with his congenial striker colleagues Neymar and Luis Suarez, Messi won his third pot in the final against Juventus.

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April 23, 2017: Real Madrid 2-3 FC Barcelona - Messi scores his 499th and 500th career goals in the Clasico against Real.

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May 01, 2019: FC Barcelona - Liverpool 3-0 - In the semi-final first leg of the Champions League, Messi scores his 600th goal for Barca - with a direct free kick.

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October 23, 2019: Slavia Prague 1-2 FC Barcelona - With the 1-0 goal, the Argentine has now scored in the Champions League for 15 seasons in a row - a record!

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November 27, 2019: FC Barcelona - Borussia Dortmund - Messi makes his 700th competitive game for the Catalans. In the 3: 1 against Borussia Dortmund he scores a goal himself and prepares the others - Messi stop!

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June 30, 2020: FC Barcelona - Atletico Madrid - Messi scores the 700th goal of his career in a 2-2 draw against Atletico - and how: In Panenka style, he chips a penalty into the mesh.

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July 19, 2020: Deportivo Alaves - FC Barcelona - Messi scores two goals in the season finale. With 25 goals he is Spain's top scorer for the seventh time - a record!

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And because Messi also scored a goal against Alaves, he set another record with 21 assists in one season. He unbuttoned this from his former teammate Xavi (20 assists in the 2008/09 season).

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December 22, 2020: Real Valladolid - FC Barcelona: In the 65th minute of the game, Messi scored the goal to make it 3-0 and his 644 competitive goal for Barca. This makes him the player with the most goals for a club ahead of Brazil legend Pele.

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March 15, 2021: Messi makes his 767th game for Barca against Huesca and draws level with Xavi in ​​the ranking of the players with the most appearances for the Catalans. He could take sole lead at Real Sociedad on Sunday.